‘Don’t judge Rupiah in one year-Bishop

African Methodists Episcopal Church (AMEC) president bishop Paul Kawimbe says it’s not fair for people to measure President Rhupia Banda level of development in his one year reign in office.

The clergyman said since President Banda took office in 2008, his administration has been following developmental plans and policies that have been laid down by late president Levy Mwanawasa’s administration.

Bishop Kawimbe said the period that President Banda has been in office is not long enough for the people to take stock of his achievements and therefore base their judgment of his performance on that.

The bishop was speaking to ZANIS in Kitwe in an interview today.

He said it is difficult to determine the level of development in less than two years that he has served because he has been implementing programmes and plans that the previous administration had laid down.

Bishop Kawimbe added that government has scored visible levels of development in sectors such as education where schools have been built while the road infrastructure needs to be worked on.

He said even if there are reports of public resources being abused by some sectors government is doing its best to accelerate developmental programmes aimed reducing poverty.

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